VNC Server – Fedora 16

This are the basic steps I use to create a VNC Server configuration in my Fedora 16.

1. Install VNC Server (as root):

# yum -y install tigervnc-server

2. Create a password for our VNC Server (this has to be done as a regular user, not as root):

# vncpasswd

3. Let’s create a start configuration that we can later edit:

# vncserver :1

4. Now that we have just created a basic configuration, let stop our running server:

# vncserver -kill :1

5. Let’s edit our VNC configuration file:

# vi ~/.vnc/xstartup

Let’s comment the actual last line:

#twm &

Now, we need to add a line at the end of the file:

exec gnome-session & # This is for using Gnome

6. Now we can start up again our VNC Server:

# vncserver :1 -geometry 800x600 -depth 24

You can change the resolution at your convenience.

7. Now it’s safe to test and use our running VNC Server:

If you need any more info please refer to this article:

Install VNC Server